Decision details

Review of Housing Allocations Policy

Decision Maker: Housing, Economy and Business Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To propose some revisions to the Council's Housing Allocations Policy in light of recent changes in housing statutory duties and responsibilities in relation to certain client groups

Decisions:

Trevor Hart, Housing Strategy and Commissioning Manager, briefly presented the report, accompanied by Helen Davies, Head of Service: Advice, Information and Assessment - Encompass LATC.

 

Councillor Catherine Gray motioned, as seconded by Councillor Sam Weatherlake, that recommendation 5.2.3 within the Appendix A be changed to “Unborn children will not be taken into account until six weeks prior to birth for the purpose of assessing the number of bedrooms required by a household” to which committee members agreed.

 

Members gave further consideration to ‘untenant-like behaviour’. It was confirmed by officers that an appeals process existed.

 

RESOLVED: that the proposed changes to the Council’s housing allocations policy, as set out in Appendix A and described in section 4, be approved.

Report author: Trevor Hart

Publication date: 26/03/2019

Date of decision: 19/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 19/03/2019 - Housing, Economy and Business Committee

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